[theme-reviewers] Screenshot & "reasonable facsimile"!

yulian yordanov yul.yordanov at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 07:37:58 UTC 2013

In the beginning of WPTRT there were themes which had as screenshot 
their header, a logo or some random image :) Hence the requirement came 
In general the screenshot is a powerful feature which represents just at 
a glance what the user will get (or expect) of a particular theme. So as 
WPTRT reviewers, we have to be sure that user will get that what he/she 
IMHO it's OK if the scrshots represent as much as possible, as long as 
they are real.


On 2.8.2013 г. 10:01 ч., Zulfikar Nore wrote:
> Hello team,
> I am of the opinion that "the Screenshot must be of a reasonable 
> facsimile" of the theme with "default settings"
> does not mean that it must be completely bare! i.e no sidebar widgets, 
> slider and features that take not much
> effort to configure/enable.
> "Default settings" can be user configurable and off by default - does 
> it harm to highlight the themes capabilities
> if those are it's main features and purpose?
> "Default settings" can also mean a simple drag and drop of a widget in 
> place, a check box or two to enable a feature
> and the likes - I believe this constitute a "reasonable facsimile" 
> presentation of the theme.
> Advanced settings are the ones that must be discouraged as it would 
> take a whole lot of configuration on the part
> of the end user to get their site looking anywhere near what a 
> screenshot with the advanced features highlighted.
> I could be wrong with this opinion and would therefore love to hear 
> your views from both side of the fence - as a
> developer and as a reviewer :)
> Zulf
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